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Invisible Rules in Relationships

Updated on September 12, 2013

Unheard Rules

In every relationship each partner has invisible rules. You might find this article funny, and it is but so true.

If you think about it you probably have a few invisible rules yourself. Maybe your partner may have their own set of rules.

In the beginning the invisible rules seem cute but as time goes by you either feel like you're being nagged at or you feel like a babysitter.

These expectations can get out of control and old very quickly.

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Here are My Invisible Rules

  • Put the toilet seat down so I don't fall in the toilet. I mean have you ever fell in the toilet in the middle of the night? Come on guy's!
  • Wipe out the sink after you shave and brush your teeth. For God sake I work hard, and I am not your servant or slave.
  • I love you and all but don't talk to me in the mornings and forget about the sex.
  • Don't face me while in bed and I won't face you we will both breathe better with fresh clean smelling air. Who wants to breathe someone else smelly breath?
  • Don't get mad at me. You have no right!
  • Learn how to read my face and sign language so I can tell you when to shut up without nobody noticing.
  • When I am mad about something and I start slamming all the dishes around you suppose to know what has pissed me off and you better do something about it.
  • You promised me you would clean the tub and take down the fixture in the kitchen 3 months ago, and you think you're going to tell me what to do around the house. Just because you get a check every month and don't have to work. I'll show you I promise I won't lift a finger let's see how you like that my dear.
  • Don't tell me to pick up my stuff until you take a good look around and pick up your own shit.
  • Quit bitching about nothing getting done while you're sitting on the couch.
  • Rinse the hair off the soap. What if we have guests?
  • If you want your tools put them is the shed or they will disappear.

His Invisible Rules

  • If you take your leg off me during the night I will keep you up all night yelling incoming. Do you know how hard it is to keep your leg over someone all night and not breathe toward them? Especially when I face the other direction.
  • Stop hogging the blankets.
  • Get off the computer you're on it too much. Why don't you watch a movie with me? I know you hate war movies but watch them anyway.
  • Are you going to walk the dog? I know you're sick and just don't feel like it, and you're not dressed. I know I am dressed, but you should do it anyhow because I haven't done a damn thing all day.
  • Why haven't you dusted lately? Maybe because I asked you not to put the screws, pennies and other clutter on the tables.
  • Why don't you wear perfume anymore? Maybe because whatever I do is never good enough so why use up my high dollar perfume to impress you.
  • Why don't you change the toilet paper roll. Maybe because I didn't use the last of the toilet paper.
  • Stay out of my seat. My seat even if I'm not here.

What Invisible Rules Do You and Your Partner Have

In every relationship there are unwritten invisible rules. What are the funniest ridicules rules you can share? Like to hear from you!


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    • tamron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Dang I forgot that He had to boats that didn't run and probably unfixable. The other I for got was get your tools out of the living room and out of the yard before you complain about my house keeping.

    • Redberry Sky profile image

      Redberry Sky 

      7 years ago

      I can so see these - funny and awesome, Tamron! Housemates can be just as bad. My (maybe all-too-visible) rules at the moment are:

      1. No! That heap of junk in the driveway is *not* acting as a 'security system' to deter thieves! It is a pile o' crap car that you are *never* going to fix up, so take it to the scrapyard already!

      2. If the roof is leaking and water is pouring through the ceiling in your bedroom, you need to call a roofer, NOT make yourself a cup of coffee and go back to bed for half an hour!

      3. No, seventeen guitars, a 4x4 bass amp, two drum kits and an electronic keyboard do *not* give the dining room 'character'. Put them in the loft.

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      7 years ago

      I have never lived this way and I am completely lost. Maybe married people need two weeks off every six months or something. Marriage sounds horrible I am going to die alone. I keep my place perfect and get called OCD and I am not.Me and my kids do all those things such as put the dishes in the washer. I guess I am puzzled that it is not a joint effort. Still I have to work and I think every woman I dated has put me down for having a job. When I retired they put me down for not having a job. I keep meeting people who our never pleased, If you have something leave work out of the equation and build moments together. You have no idea how hard it is to find someone who will.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      A good thing for partners to remember. Voting this Up and Interesting.

    • tamron profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      You are the best my favorite is (2) Don't stick to me all night, I feel like I can't breathe. I like to cuttle to a certain ex-stint but the breathing and snoring makes me want to put a pillow over his face.

      (6) For crying out loud, do something to help me around the house, I am overworked! I can relate to this one. My husband promised me he would take down the plastic light fixture cover which takes 2 seconds to do so I could clean it and clean the tub.

      It took him 3 months to complete this task. One day he asked me why I haven't done nothing in the house? I replied by saying Well it seem you don't care about this house why should I? He says what make you think that I said I asked you 3 months ago to do 2 things that still isn't done.

      I made him help me clean the whole house with me. Now when I ask him to do something he jumps right on it.

      Thanks for Sharing Your Invisible Rules! Anybody else?

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 years ago from Jamaica

      Mine are:

      (1) don't jump me in the middle of the night or before I am fully awake, you don't stimulate me properly anyway and it's painful

      (2) Don't stick to me all night, I feel like I can't breathe

      (3) don't turn the sheets around, this part is the head and this is the tail

      (4) don't sit or lay on the bed in your outside or street clothes

      (5) wash your plate if the sink is empty don't expect me to wash up twice

      (6) For crying out loud, do something to help me around the house, I am overworked!

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      Sheila Lee 

      7 years ago from Canada

      OMG that is so funny! I love it! And I thought I was the only one who thought this way. LOL


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